Just under 700 new council homes are currently being built in Brent, the highest number for any local authority in London. There are another 913 council homes in the delivery pipeline.
Brent aims to make 5,000 new affordable homes available over a five-year period, 1,000 of these through its own council building programme. The council is spending £300 million on the new homes alongside a £95 million grant from the Greater London Authority (GLA).
Recent data from the GLA also demonstrates that for the second year running, Brent has more affordable homes under construction than anywhere else in London. This includes homes delivered with Registered Providers (RPs) as well as through the council’s new homes programme.
The figures show that 1,650 affordable homes were started on Brent sites between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020.
Councillor Eleanor Southwood, Cabinet Member for Housing and Welfare Reform, said: “I’m immensely proud to build on our existing record of leading the way in London for the number of new council homes built each year. We won’t allow these early successes to make us complacent – there is obviously much more to do if we are to make housing universally affordable, readily available; and of the highest possible standard – but in the meantime, I look forward to welcoming residents to their new Brent Council homes very soon.”
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